Coordinator (ULB)

Benoit Vanhollebeke / Etienne Pays – Université Libre de Bruxelles

Specific expertise in network: molecular biology of trypanosomes, mechanism of resistance of trypanosomes to innate immune components

Contact :
E-mail :;
Tel:  + 32 -2-6509759;  fax + 32-2- 6509750,
Molecular Parasitology lab, Campus de Charleroi ,  CP300, rue des Professeurs Jeener et Brachet 12, 6041 Charleroi – Gosselies (Belgium)

Partner 2 (VUB)

Patrick De Baetselier / Stefan Magez – Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Specific expertise in network: immunopathogenicity of trypanosomes, unravelling the molecular/and functional B cells and myeloid cell diversity (monocytes, macrophages, DCs), using it as an in vivo sensor to track inflammatory responses and as a target for therapeutic intervention

E-mail :;
Tel:  +32-2-6291979 (De Baetselier);  +32 2 629 19 76 (Magez); Fax: +32-2-6291981
VUB Building E Pleinlaan 2 1050 BRUSSEL

Partner 3 (ITG-1)

Jan Van Den Abbeele – Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde Antwerpen

Specific expertise in network: trypanosome-tsetse fly transmission model; trypanosome development in the tsetse fly; trypanosome-tsetse fly immunity; molecular biology of tsetse fly.

Tel.: +32-3-2476262 ; fax : +32-3-2476359
Veterinary Protozoology Unit, Nationalestraat 155, B-2000 Antwerp (Belgium)

Partner 4 (ITG-2)

Jean-Claude Dujardin – Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde Antwerpen

Specific expertise in network: comparative genomics and metabolomics (integrated systems biology) to study the mechanisms of resistance of Leishmania to drug treatment and immune response

Tel.: +32-3-2476358 ; fax : +32-3-2476359
Molecular Parasitology Unit, Nationalestraat 155, B-2000 Antwerp (Belgium)

International Partner 1 (LMUM)

Michael Boshart – Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich

Specific expertise in network: Cyclic AMP and PKA biochemistry, signalling mechanisms in trypanosome life cycle development and in the host-parasite interaction, energy metabolism and its regulation in the life cycle

Tel.: +49-89-218074600; fax :+49-89-218074629
Biozentrum der LMU München, Genetik, Grosshadernerstr. 2-4, D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried (Germany)

International Partner 2 (IEM)

Bernhard Ryffel – Université d’Orléans

Specific expertise in network: lung, brain and intestinal immunopathogenicity caused by different pathogens (Plasmodium, Listeria, Mycobacteria, Toxoplasma, …); generation and provision of specific murine models (KO mice), running the Genomic and Transcriptomic Affimetrix Platform GENOTRANS.

Tel: + 33-2-38255439;  Fax: + 33-2-38257979
Molecular and Experimental Immunology and Neurogenetics, INEM – UMR7355 – CNRS – University of Orléans, 3B, rue de la Férollerie – 45071 – ORLEANS- FRANCE